Providing resources for communities and entrepreneurs to create and retain jobs in Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan & Emmet Counties.

Northern Michigan Pitch Night Competitions

Northern Michigan Pitch Night is a program of Northern Lakes Economic Alliance (NLEA) that enables entrepreneurs in the NLEA service area to compete for their share of seed dollars to start their business. 

This year there are two county-wide pitch nights taking place in Antrim and Cheboygan Counties; the top three winners from each county pitch night will then have the opportunity to compete for additional startup funds at the Grand Event.

All entrepreneurs and new businesses two years old or less are welcome to apply to compete in the county where their business is or will be located.

Once competitors are selected, local planning teams and professional business counselors will help competitors prepare and pitch their 4-minute business plans in front of a panel of judges. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place monetary prizes are awarded as well as an audience selected People’s Choice award.

The public is welcome to come and cheer on their favorite local businesses at each competition!

Get event details for the following 2019 Business Model Competitions:

Antrim Pitch Night

Invest Cheboygan County

Grand Event


Special Thanks to our Premier Sponsors!

Core Partners

Get the NLEA E-Newsletter
Be in the know about programs and events to benefit your communities and businesses.